Bullet Journaling

Hello again everyone, its me back again with another way I find helpful to carry out a positive lifestyle. This technique very much involves being reflective and becoming more self-aware.

It is likely you have heard of this journaling technique before but I would love to share more about it with you, Bullet Journaling. Bullet Journaling can be as creative or as simple as you want it to be and can cover so many aspects of life. That is my favourite part about this form of journaling because it is actually fun to partake in and prompts you to reflect on so many things.

What are these so many things you may be wondering? Well Bullet Journals can include a weekly agenda or a monthly calendar that can include anything from “to do” lists or actual journal entries. Bullet journals can also help you track things such as your spending and budgets for the month in a tangible way by creating charts that can track your spending.

It can also be used to track your mood which is very important for checking in on your mental health. These mood charts like I said before can be created as simply or creatively as you would like, some involve a coloured legend and you just have to colour in the box to describe your mood of the day.

Bullet Journals are also great to track your dreams and hobbies, for example I have a list of all the places I have travelled and all of the places I would love to travel. I also included a page which if you are a binge watcher like me is very important.. I have created a page dedicated to a list of every TV series I have watched.

You can also use it for other useful purposes such as making a cleaning log, so you can make a list of what should be done weekly, bi-weekly and monthly for example. ie. Wash bed sheets weekly, clean make-up brushes bi-weekly, monthly dust the house. Another great idea for the journal is a page dedicated to birthdays, so you are never forgetting your mother’s birthday!!

All an all I think Bullet Journals are a great way to test out your creativity and become more self-aware and mindful. I find for myself this technique really helps my anxious feelings because it gives me a creative outlet and I have control over what goes on in my journal. I really hope you give it a try, I reposted Bullet Journal examples and you can find many more prompts shared on my Pinterest if you click here.

Header photo is credited to: justbrightideas.com

ALERT: Netflix Recommendation

As this blog touches on self-care methods and other fun home decor and DIY projects, I have to make a recommendation this week! I highly recommend the Netflix original show Queer Eye!

This show is truly heart warming and touches on everything I love and everything that inspired me to start a blog in the first place, all in one episode. The Fab 5 (the 5 gay men that feature in the show) set out every episode on a mission to help improve the life of someone that was nominated by their family or friends.

The premise of the show is that these 5 gay men all have their own specialty in different areas — fashion, food, culture, home decor/renovations, and hair/self-care. These men are so inspiring with what the accomplish with each nominee in a week. They get to know the nominee and their lifestyle, family, career and some of their deepest insecurities and try and move forward in a plausible way with them.

The Fab 5 help the nominees out by styling them in ways that suit their budget (No pun intended Ha!), style and personal goals, make changes to their home that will help them function more efficiently in their everyday life AND fix things they have not have had the money or time to do on their own. The Fab 5 also conquer a fresh hair style for the nominee and teach them affordable and achievable self-care regimens, as well as teaching them how to cook a meal that has some special connection to them, and finally addressing some insecurities in their life and completing an eye-opening activity with the culture expert.

You may wonder why I am recommending this to you, and you may be thinking it is just a make-over show. But I can ASSURE you that the magic that goes on in the week the Queer Eye cast spends with the nominee is inspiring. They touch on so many important points of self-care and how everyone deserves happiness no matter what that happiness may be. They take insecurities and lift them from the low point they have put themselves down to. They touch on amazing life topics such as homophobia in the church, racism, mental-health and addictions and SO SO SO MUCH MORE!

Please check out this show on Netflix it truly is everything I would love to someday encompass in this blog. But until then get a box of tissues because the phenomenal change that these Fab 5 make in peoples lives is a tear-jerker at times and life changing in others.

Header photo credited to: Tyler Feder owner of roaringsoftly on etsy